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Global Population Ageing (POPH90264)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90264
Term 2 - Online
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Population ageing is causing fundamental societal and economic change in many countries and regions throughout the world. Although the opportunities and challenges presented by ageing differ between countries and regions, a global perspective can inform the development of sound policy responses to help individuals and societies to manage the transition to an older population structure. This course guides students through a range of key issues that are faced by societies with population ageing, and encourages them to critically appraise specific policy responses and to identify practical lessons to be learned from the experiences of countries experiencing rapid and advanced ageing. Topics covered include health, mature age employment, retirement and finances, age-friendly housing and environments, wellbeing & community participation, advanced ageing countries and rapidly ageing countries.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Interpret data and identify specific demographic determinants of population ageing.
  • Identify and contrast challenges and opportunities across a range of social and economic issues due to an ageing population.
  • Critically analyse the range of policy responses that can address challenges of an ageing population.
  • Formulate policy recommendations for countries that are projected to experience a rapidly ageing population in future.

Generic skills

Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate relevant information.
  • High level written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with team members.
  • Advance analytic, integration and problem-solving skills.
  • Comparative policy analysis and research skills.

Last updated: 21 September 2019